Toyota Prius that has been outdoors and not driven for 2 years has extremely rusty disc brake rotors. Sorry, I don't have any current photos or access to the vehicle.
The rotors and pads were satisfactory (normal levels of rust on the rotors) before this 2 year period.
The rotors and pads do not need to be replaced due to wear, but the mechanic (who seems to hopefully be the rare trustworthy mechanic) is recommending replacing all the pads and machining the rotors due to the severe rust.
The mechanic has said he is willing to try to drive the vehicle a little to see if that takes care of the rust. But if not, he provided a large quote to replace the pads and machine the rotors.
Besides driving the vehicle to try to wear the rust off, or machining the rotors and replacing the pads, are there other possible solutions/tips?
Also, obviously rotors rust, but do modern brake pads rust too? If not, is there any reason to replace them (they are not worn)?